Posted by Samuel Wilson at the Think 3 Institute:
…Carl Paladino is raising the stakes by going back on an earlier promise to stand down from his newly-created Taxpayers Party line should he lose the GOP nod to Rick Lazio. Paladino now says that he will campaign actively as the Taxpayers candidate if Lazio wins the Republican primary. Squinting between the lines, I sense some failed negotiations between the contenders. Paladino’s side gives Lazio’s expected continuance on the Conservative line as the explanation for Paladino’s change of mind. Had Lazio promised to stand down in favor of Paladino, depending on the Republican outcome, I suspect that Paladino would have been more willing to maintain the same promise to Lazio.